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Samsung QN55Q8FN FLAT 55 QLED 4K UHD 8 Series Smart TV 2018

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.5
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Picture Quality
 26
tv, picture quality, uhd, settings, samsung tvs
+96%
-4%
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" ...  We no longer have to close all the blinds in the afternoon just to watch tv, with ambient mode, the picture adjusts to the sunlight.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up, gorgeous picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Upgrade from my 65" Samsung Curve UHD - Unbelievable Picture - Massive Size - Just buy it!  ...  "
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" ...  There are no easy words to describe the great interface, amazing technology the beautiful picture.  ...  "
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" ...  We have Uverse and the picture is spectacular.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the high definition image. ... You can see all details and the images are so crisp!  ...  "
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" ...  TV picture quality is awesome and is perfect for a room with lots of light from windows.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is fantastic.  ...  "
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Resolution
 18
tv, uhd, smart tv, samsung qled, samsung
+100%
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" ...  Just get one of those high definition 4K whatever things that Disney puts out like the butterflies or birds and you will be amazed.  ...  "
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" ...  We are pleased with our new TV, colors are very vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded to this HDTV to start my 4K viewing experience.  ...  "
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" ...  My family recently purchased the Samsung QLED 55" TV, and we have been so pleased with our purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box the 55” QLED 4K UHD 8 series set up was a breeze. ... The 4k UHD picture quality is much better than anything I have owned before. ... I stream most of my TV viewing and the speed and picture quality far exceeds my experience and expectations. ... Netflix offers an upgrade to Ultra HD but the differences are clear without paying the additional fees.  ...  "
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" ...  The difference in my old Smart TV and the 4k HDR is shocking.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a upper tier 4K TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I had been looking to upgrade to a new 4K Smart TV. ... The 4K resolution has been great for watching sports and playing my PS4 on.  ...  "
Color
 18
picture, color, detail, blacks, vivid
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The color is amazing and the amount of detail we are now able to see is mind-blowing.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is so sharp and full of detail, we can see everyone's lines and wrinkles .  ...  "
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" ...  The bright settings are basically not needed cuz it's just way too bright and way to colorful to enjoy the picture  ...  "
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" ...  Really outstanding color, very vibrant picture, couldn't be more pleased with the picture quality regardless of the input source, cable, blu-ray or streamed content.  ...  "
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" ...  We are pleased with our new TV, colors are very vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely the most vibrant color I’ve seen in a TV (hence the phrase “quantum color”).  ...  "
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" ...  The colors are outstanding and the sound is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The QLED colors are on another level.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 17
oled, subtitles, oled tvs, bezel, samsung
+76%
-24%
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" ...  In my home I don’t have the option to hang my flat screen from the wall, so I like that the Samsung allows me to run the cords through the TV stand.  ...  "
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" ...  There is also no glare on the screen which works great in our sunny room. ... The TV itself is so thin and beautiful to look at!  ...  "
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" ...  I previously owned a Samsung 48 inch JS9000 curved TV. ... Well, the Q8fn 55 inch is so customizable and bright that it just has to be seen to be believed.  ...  "
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" ...  One great aspect is Samsung guarantees no to have screen burn in, where as reading a lot of customer reviews on the LG OLED that did notice screen burn in ... The blacks in the Samsung picture are the best I have seen from any LED technology. ... The slim bezel offers the maximum screen size with utmost beautiful design.  ...  "
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" ...  The OLED TVs looked nice, but this TV looked even nicer. ... This tv was also significantly less expensive than comparable OLED TVs from big name manufacturers. ... Our old 50” tv was fine for that until I got a PS4 and found I couldn’t read the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The low reflective screen means less glare from light sources.  ...  "
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" ...  The fald panel remains near oled black with significantly superior brightness in areas that matter most! ... It beats oled due to pure shadow detail and highlight brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  I had compared the OLED and QLED TV's and the difference was indiscernible.  ...  "
Software Platform
 16
smart, samsung, netflix, apps, app
+81%
-19%
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" ...  The set-up was extremely easy, except don't bother downloading the Smart Things app, I still haven't figured out why it prompted me to do it. ... I was able to quickly log into all of my streaming accounts in a matter of a couple minutes, though.  ...  "
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" ...  THis means the best feature of the TV - their smart UI for selecting channels - is far less useful - if you have verizon fios.  ...  "
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" ...  Can be controlled using the simple remote or a phone app.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn’t think I would ever use the Netflix or Amazon Video apps because my PS4 does all that stuff, but they’re so seamlessly integrated on this tv that’s actually easier to not use the PS4 for Netflix.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV basically initialized and set up itself instantaneously. ... There are a multitude of content applications (Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO ON etc) that simply required user sign in. ... I was particularly impressed with the speed of both simply turning on the TV and the quick activation of the applications. ... It seems immediate whereas my previous smart TV took some time to power on and begin running applications. ... The availability of various apps put all of my streaming sources into one place for access. ... I set my favorites and now read the morning news on the browser on the TV instead of my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  - The smart functionality with Netflix and Prime integrated is convenient and saves me an extra device (I used to have a Roku attached to the back of the old TV with Velcro).  ...  "
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" ...  It automatically connected to my home network and guided me through a few steps to get our Netflix, Prime TV, HULU and YouTube set up. ... I haven’t used the app yet but excited for the option.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to label my HD connections (Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Xfinity) and arrange my apps in the order I like.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 11
smart, samsung
+82%
-18%
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" ...  I really like this tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing to diss like it’s a smart TV that answers when I talk to it  ...  "
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" ...  It's such a powerful TV!  ...  "
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" ...  All-in-all, I highly recommend the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking to replace an old TV with a Smart TV.  ...  "
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" ...  It functioned as if I was using a desktop. ... I set my favorites and now read the morning news on the browser on the TV instead of my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  For starters it’s a great looking TV!  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung has always made a great tv.  ...  "
Gaming
 10
xbox one x, games, game mode, xbox, video
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Great for 4K movies and gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Gaming is the best. ... All games run like butter with proper motion settings.  ...  "
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" ...  Gaming is incredible and again the customization is really where it's at. ... You can have the colors pop and the contrast explode and it still is a smooth gaming experience.  ...  "
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" ...  The input lag is very low when it is in Game Mode, which is ideal for anyone that wants to play Xbox or Playstation on it.  ...  "
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" ...  I played thousands of hours of video games and watched thousands of movies on that tv, and I never had a problem with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Game mode works very well with the Xbox One X/PS4 Pro/Nintendo Switch.  ...  "
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" ...  Freesync for Xbox One X is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  (Not sure about how it does with gaming consoles.)  ...  "
Remote
 10
tv, smart remote, controls, vizio, simple
+100%
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" ...  Can be controlled using the simple remote or a phone app.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote is easy to use, though I do wish it had more function as a universal remote (controlling my DirecTV box isn’t really an option with the Samsung remote).  ...  "
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" ...  The remote is bare bones but works with voice commands, so it’s no problem at all.  ...  "
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" ...  It is also really nice to have a much smaller remote compared to past TV's. ... I primarily use an Amazon Fire TV 4k, so won't use the remote much, but the two remotes look very similar.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung has made the installation and set up so easy with its smart remote that controls virtually every device and its invisible connection keeps the area neat and not an eyesore with multiple cables.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an Xfinity remote with this functionality so it is great to have the option to keep when I want to cut the cord again. ... I plugged in my Vizio sound bar and the TV automatically recognized the output and gave me control through the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  - The controls are intuitive, remote is small and simple. ... Cons: None yet, other than my kids like to play with and hide the remote!  ...  "
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" ...  The smart remote also made set up easy. ... If I had any question, I could ask the remote and it would guide me in the right direction.  ...  "
Marketplace
 10
like, image, looks, soooo, edge
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Great buying process from this seller. ... Product was as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks like a live image. ... The border is so thin the picture looks like it goes from edge to edge.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not sure I fully like the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  It actually took me a few days to get used to the sharpness of the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Look at the attached images.  ...  "
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" ...  You will thank yourself soooo much later.  ...  "
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" ...  We have Uverse and the picture is spectacular.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 9
sound bar, speakers, picture, inbuilt, audio
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Beautiful screen, looks great with movies, remote is awesome because its universal, even working to control my sound system.  ...  "
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" ...  The QN55Q8FN TV has no burn-in or fade issues, and good inbuilt sound (better than the Sony in the same quality and class) and is just strong performer in all uses categories (from games, to cable to movies).  ...  "
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" ...  The colors are outstanding and the sound is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio is fine for what it is ... I bought a sound bar and use that instead, but the built-in speakers would be fine for the average consumer.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers deliver such deep quality sound.  ...  "
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" ...  easy set up with sound bar - good value despite high price.  ...  "
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" ...  - I've been just using the built-in audio and it's surprisingly good.  ...  "
Product As Described
 9
like, image, looks, edge, blacks
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Product was as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Look at the attached images.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not sure I fully like the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is breathtaking.  ...  "
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" ...  We have Uverse and the picture is spectacular.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks like a live image. ... The border is so thin the picture looks like it goes from edge to edge.  ...  "
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" ...  It actually took me a few days to get used to the sharpness of the picture.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 8
set, user friendly, samsung, intuitive, user
+100%
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" ...  Connecting to streaming services very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  That’s an easy choice.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're already a Samsung user, the set up was super easy just by signing in to your Samsung account.  ...  "
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" ...  easy set up with sound bar - good value despite high price.  ...  "
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" ...  The Samsung QLED is also very user friendly. ... It’s pretty lightweight so it isn’t difficult, but it would be nice if I had the option.  ...  "
Setup
 6
set, tv, samsung, user, setup
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Connecting to streaming services very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not tech savvy and it’s great that the TV is so easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're already a Samsung user, the set up was super easy just by signing in to your Samsung account.  ...  "
Apps
 6
tv, app, smart, samsung, netflix
+100%
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" ...  Can be controlled using the simple remote or a phone app.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn’t think I would ever use the Netflix or Amazon Video apps because my PS4 does all that stuff, but they’re so seamlessly integrated on this tv that’s actually easier to not use the PS4 for Netflix.  ...  "
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" ...  The set-up was extremely easy, except don't bother downloading the Smart Things app, I still haven't figured out why it prompted me to do it.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t used the app yet but excited for the option.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're already a Samsung user, the set up was super easy just by signing in to your Samsung account. ... The other pro is that these TV's have come a long way in terms of integrating 'smart features' to be competitive for simple apps with Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. ... I still prefer the Amazon Fire TV set up and apps, but for simple apps like DirecTV NOW, it does a nice job.  ...  "
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" ...  There are a multitude of content applications (Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO ON etc) that simply required user sign in. ... The availability of various apps put all of my streaming sources into one place for access.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
tv, year, samsung, problem, price
+33%
-67%
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" ...  if you search it you will find it is a problem with several of the samsung models, my old one from 4-5 years ago did not have this issue, but this is really a problem that needs to be addressed.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it on may 13 and now its dead !  ...  "
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" ...  Their response was that they could only have it repaired not replaced.  ...  "
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" ...  Not working on this particular model.  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
mount, version, tv, stand, mounting
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Standard mounting options.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome TV but can’t be mounted flush to wall- Samsung is funny about the stuff this is an upgraded version over the seven series but in less you’re buying the curved version it does not have the pocket in the back of the TV mount it closer to the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  - It's hung above my fireplace, so the no gap wall mount gets it as close to the wall as possible which looks great, and the slim bezel is space  ...  "
Features
 4
features, feature, auto, ambient, also
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I'm looking forward to exploring some of its Advanced capabilities.  ...  "
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" ...  One other underrated feature is the ambient mode.  ...  "
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" ...  The QLED also has cool features I’ve never had before. ... I’m also a big fan of the “auto game mode” feature.  ...  "
Price
 3
tv, dollars, years, model, 2
+100%
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" ...  I was the price it came down 600 dollars in 2 years.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  Best TV in it's price range.  ...  "
Ports
 3
tv, connection, cec, audio, output
+33%
-67%
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" ...  tried usb 2 connection, HDMI nothing made a difference.  ...  "

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